Trace Analytics will be attending the 2017 SQF International Conference. Schedule a time to meet with us and to discuss what the changes to the new SQF Code, Edition 8 mean for your compressed air and gas testing requirements.

SQF Code, Edition 7.2

This guide references SQF Code, Edition 7.2: Module 2, Module 11, and Module 11 Guidance Document.

Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) states that compressed air should be treated as a potential source of contamination and that, “the air must not contribute any contamination to the product.”

–SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing


ISO 8573-1

Testing Requirements


Audit Requirements

Compressed air requirements from SQF’s Code, Edition 7.2 have been updated in the newly released SQF Code, Edition 8. Details about the new changes to Edition 8 are discussed in this blog.

Audits that are conducted prior to Jan. 02, 2018 may still be conducted according to Edition 7.2 of SQF Code, July 2014.


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“Documents | Safe Quality Food Institute.” Documents | Safe Quality Food Institute., 31 Mar. 2017. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

“Archived Materials – The SQF Code, Edition 7.2 and Earlier | Safe Quality Food Institute.” Safe Quality Food Institute Archived Materials The SQF Code Edition 72 and Earlier Comments., Feb. 2017. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.